Grand Tetons Spring Wildlife

grand-tetons-2013-5 This is a land forged by fire and carved by ice. Over the millennia, these competing elements have pushed and pulled, shaped and molded this region into a place of profound beauty and diversity. This is an ecosystem that still boasts every member of its community that existed before Columbus ever set sail. The valley has become known as the Serengeti of America; the mountains, America’s Alps. Jackson Hole and Grand Tetons National Park is a lost world, preserved in time, standing in all of its raw and untamed beauty waiting to capture the minds and imaginations of artists.

Springtime in the Grand Tetons and Jackson Hole is a time when life does not so much as thrive as it does explode. With only a three month growing season, the natural community has precious few weeks to get down to business before the mercury begins to fall again. Wildflowers bloom in a riotous profusion. Elk, bison, moose, mule deer, and pronghorn produce a deluge of young babies across the valley floor seemingly all at once.

Although we will eat our meals as a group, meals costs are not included in this tour.

 

WILDSIDE NATURE TOURS IS AN AUTHORIZED PERMITTEE OF GRAND TETONS NATIONAL PARK

  • Workshop Cost
  • 2015 Cost

    $2900 from Jackson, WY (includes double occupancy lodging)

     

    Prices are per person, double occupancy.

    Single supplement fee $360

     

    Included in the Tour Cost

    All ground transportation, including transfers from arrival airport. All accommodations. All entrance fees.

     

    Not Included in the Tour Cost

    Air travel, passport fees, luggage fees, meals, trip insurance, alcoholic beverages, bottled beverages, departure taxes, phone calls, laundry, or other items of a personal nature.

  • Itinerary
  • - Accommodations and local transportation during workshop included. Transportation to/from workshop is not included.

     

    - MEALS: Although we will eat as a group, meal costs are not included.

     

    Itinerary

     

    Day 1 – Arrive in Jackson Hole and check into hotel.

    We will meet this evening for dinner and a meet and greet. Here we will also discuss the coming week, photography strategies, logistics, and expectations.

     

    Day 2 – 5
    The following opportunities will be arranged day-to-day as weather and wildlife conditions dictate.

     

    The Southeast
    Much of our time and energy will be spent in the southern section of Jackson Hole which will include the Grand Teton National Park and Bridger-Teton National Forest. Key areas will include Mormon Row, Antelope Flats, the Gros Ventre River and Mountains, and Shadow Mountain. This is the classic Jackson Hole and Grand Teton experience. Stunning landscapes with sweeping vistas of the Tetons, classic images of the old Mormon barns and cabins with the Tetons in the background, bison and calves, pronghorn, moose, big horn sheep, wildflowers galore, and several lesser known areas of the valley that are a treasure trove of images waiting to be created.
    Moose Wilson and the steps of the Tetons (SOUTHWEST)
    This wildlife hotspot provides us with some of our best opportunities for nesting birds, black bears and classic images of moose wading out in the water to feed, plus elk with calves in aspen groves. This location will be somewhat flexible and depending upon weather and other wildlife sightings that we receive from our contacts in the park, we could end up here at different times on multiple days!

     

    The North
    The northern end of the valley offers Oxbow Bend for another classic sunrise. From here we will then venture off into lesser traveled areas in search of wildflowers, macro photography, bears, wolves, elk, and landscapes.

     

    The Snake
    The Snake River is an integral part of the Teton landscape, often offering a breath-taking sunrise reflections of the Tetons. There are many other vantage points along the river that will offer unique, quiet wildlife and landscape opportunities.

     

    Day 6 – OPEN DAY
    Today’s activities will be decided the night before and will be contingent upon what we have seen and photographed as well as reports we have received from our local contacts.

     

    Day 7 – RETURN Home
    Depending upon flight departure times, we may choose to spend the morning photographing the sunrise nearby. From here, we will say our farewells and depart our separate ways!

  • Accommodations
  • Flat Creek Inn

     

    The Flat Creek Inn offers comfortable amenities and easy access to our photo locations. There is no restaurant at the inn, so dinners will be in town. Other meals will be purchased in local shops and sometimes eaten in the field.